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Chautauqua County, NY –   The Month of the Young Child, annually celebrated in April since 1971, is an initiative of NAEYC (the National Association for the Education of Young Children.)  The NAEYC acknowledges the importance of educating young children by holding a celebration in April focused on the earliest learners and honoring those who teach them.  We recognize that the early childhood years (birth through age 8) lay the foundation for children’s success in school and later life.  The purpose of the Month of the Young Child is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

“We encourage families and the community to Celebrate Month of the Young Child and to take advantage of the events that will be taking place,” said Susan Marker Director of the Chautauqua Child Care Council.

The following events have been planned and are open to all:

April 2-8th, 2022 WOYC events sponsored by NAEYC: A fun-filled week celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and communities. These include Kick-off Saturday, Music Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Work-Together Wednesday, Artsy Thursday, and Family Friday.  Be sure to check out the NAEYC webpage for activity ideas and resources for each of these special WOYC days!

April 7, 2022– Children’s Yoga with Miss Jessica 10:30.  This event will take place live at Lake Shore Family Center in Irving, and will be streamed on Facebook Live.) Please tune in to Lake Shore Family Center’s Facebook page to participate in this event!

April 28, 2022 Music and Movement with Lucy ‘n Me Kidsongs 10:30.  This event will take place via Zoom.  If you are interested in participating in this event, call 716-934-2353 or email to get the link!

Chautauqua County is well known for the many agencies, programs and services that work collaboratively, sharing resources and ideas to ensure quality care for young children as well as successful outcomes for children and families.  Because, Together, we are stronger for Children.